THE BEST PLACES FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

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Christmas always comes with a spirit that fills us with joy and therefore it is a date that invites us to travel to towns and cities that inspire us with their beauty and traditions to experience Christmas.

We could talk about so many countries and cities, since, almost the whole world is filled with lights, Christmas trees, and parties, but here we are going to talk about those places that could be the most representative.

France. In this country, its capital Paris, also at Christmas continues to be one of the most visited, since it offers so many different attractions such as visiting the Champs-Élysées which sparks up with Christmas lighting of such magnitude that it competes as one of the best in the world. You can walk through the Tuileries Market, which has an amusement park with a Ferris wheel, or the Notre Dame Craft Market. Skating on the Grand Palais ice rink, one of the most exclusive in the world, or the Trocadero ice rink. You can also visit the Galeries Lafayette to see its great Christmas tree under the famous dome, or simply enjoy the spectacular night walks surrounded by the Christmas lights of Lumières en Seine.

Another attraction of France for Christmas is to travel the route of villages of Alsace. This route is spectacular, you will be caught up in a story between houses and candy canes, ending this route in Strasbourg which is the capital of Noel (Christmas Capital in France) here you can enjoy the atmosphere of the villages that are painted like a sour-cherry just like a dream.

Disney Land Paris. The park already exhibits its magic throughout the year, yet it’s at Christmas when it simply lights up and twinkles in every possible way. To begin, Disney characters are dressed in their Christmas best to shine in your photos, pose at the big giant Christmas tree, or before the fairy-lit path to the Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Nights are filled with lights with the Disney Illuminations show, where fantasy, music, and fireworks guide. Sign up for the Animation Celebration, a musical with the characters from Frozen, designed to enjoy with the family.

Disney D-Light | Disneyland Paris

New York. The beginning of Christmas in New York is lived with the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree full of thousands of lights, attending the famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular with its “Rockettes” dancers. The fun is amplified by the amount of Broadway Musicals. At Christmas, New York is transformed with lights, shopping, and a festive atmosphere. We must immerse ourselves in the markets such as Columbus Circle, Bryant Park, or Union Square. Also, walk and photograph the streets of the Italian-American neighborhood since the facades of their houses are decorated and illuminated in a spectacular way. Now, imagine watching the Big Apple from the heights in one of the viewpoints of the skyscrapers that give this city such peculiarity.

Germany also has a lot to offer, such as the Moselle Route, which has been called the “new Alsace”. A path of villages has been created between the Moselle River that has become a rage for its beauty. One of these towns is Bernkastel-Kues where its town hall is decorated as an Advent calendar. By being in Germany, we cannot stop going to Nuremberg, which has one of the most impressive markets to visit, large and roomy with its cathedral within the complex. In this market, you can taste the “glüwhein” which is hot wine, and “pretzels”. They also have a Christmas tree with amazing decorations.

In Germany, there is also the city of Cologne, “the capital of the Christmas market“. Here the wooden cabins are decorated with thousands of lights, in which you can buy their Christmas crafts such as wooden nativity scenes and sweets of this season that are very typical and delicious. The markets that we cannot miss are ” the Old City Market” which also has an ice rink and “the Santa Claus” one in Rudolf square, and “Christmas in the Port” market which has a 15-Meter-Boat where shows are offered.

Finnish Lapland. Crossing the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, a dreamy place full of snowy forests, starry skies, and Christmas colors in its decorated streets.

You can visit “Santa Claus Village” and have many snow activities such as riding a sleigh pulled by reindeer or huskies, driving snowmobiles, ice fishing, and hopefully seeing the Northern Lights. Now imagine living all this staying in authentic Finnish cabins, in an igloo, or in a “tree house” with large windows to marvel at the snowy forest from inside your bed.

Copenhagen. If you like to place your palate with the sweet flavors of Christmas on these dates, then here you can enjoy it, you will find pastries, shortbread, pepper and spice cookies, the “winderberg” which is a Viennese bread covered in marzipan or chocolate or Kanelsnegle which are cinnamon rolls with butter.

These delicacies can be found in their Christmas markets where you can also find mulled wine. On these dates, they open the doors of The Gardens of Trivoli” and walk through its lakes and gardens culminating with the facade of the Hotel D’Anglaterre” that exposes a Christmas fresco full of lights. This city also offers ice rinks and on the 13th of December, the canals fill with boats decorated with Christmas lights and gather in the Nyhvn harbor to sing Christmas songs.

Prague usually goes all out and dresses up for Christmas and transforms the city into another one. The Christmas epicenter is the huge Christmas market in “Staroměstská radnice the old town square, in its center we will find the great Christmas tree becoming a landmark along with the nativity scene that is also installed there. You can also enjoy ice skating on its two rinks, street concerts, and church choirs and admire the landscapes from the Charles Bridge over Vltava.

Have you already decided which of these places to live Christmas? Don’t wait any longer!

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